Cycling tours with bike included, four nights in the 4*hotel in Amboise, Entrances Fees for Chenonceau, Amboise, Chaumont and Vouvray Veynard with tasting, Available all year around.
Cycling tours Loire Valley
Amboise is ideally located for a cycling tour that is based out of one single city. The loop rides will take you to visit the magnificent castles of Chenonceau and Chaumont, while giving you easy access to the finest wines. This cycling tour is also very suitable for families that are looking for easier options.
Day 1: ARRIVE IN AMBOISE
Getting to Ambois from Paris is the easiest by taking the high speed TGV train to Saint-Pierre- des-Corps next to Tours and then taxi to Amboise. We advise you to try to get to Amboise early in the afternoon. That gives you time to visit Amboise and the Château Clos Lucé, famous for being the last residence of Leonardo da Vinci who died in the castle 500 years ago. In the evening, meet our guide at the hotel for bike set-up and tour orientation.
Day 2: CHATEAU DE CHENONCEAU AND CHATEAU D’AMBOISE
Today is an exciting day! Start the day with a moderately flat and easy ride, passing Parc Mini Châteaux (great for kids) before coming to the beautiful Chenonceau castle lands. Today you will however continue to Civray, just a mile from the castle to change from the bike to a canoe. You will pass under the Chenonceau castle during a pleasant canoe ride that takes about 2 hours. Once the canoe ride is done, you can visit the Chenonceau castle before heading back to Amboise for an optional chocolate tasting in front of the Château Amboise.
Day 3: BIKE TOUR OF THE VOUVRAY VINEYARDS
The ride of the day visits the other side of the Loire river. Gentle, verdant landscapes dominate the scenery before getting to the Moncontour wine museum with wine tasting in their wine cellar. The area is known for its Vouvray wines that constitute the largest white wine appellation in the Anjou-Saumur-Touraine region. Discover the various variations of wines produced here from dry and austere white wines, all the way to excellent 'dessert' and sparkling wines. The latter part of the itinerary crosses the Montlouis white wine appellation region before returning to Amboise.
Day 4: CHATEAU DE CHAUMONT
The final day of riding has arrived, and it starts by taking a route following the Loire River, to arrive at the feudal Château Chaumont. The castle hosts a well-known garden festival every year since 1992. The festival starts in June and has an impressive variety of contemporary garden and landscape designs. The return to Amboise goes via calm and peaceful country paths.
Day 5: DEPARTURE DAY
The trip is now over, and it is time to leave the Loire Valley, but if you feel like the stay has been a little too short, extra nights can be arranged.
Located in the heart of city, the luxury Hotel Le Clos d'Amboise, welcomes you in a charming and authentic building.
Hotel may change according to availability. Should the initial provider be unavailable, we will offer accommodation at a parallel quality level.
This tour includes
- Four nights in Hotel Le Clos d'Amboise with Breakfasts (whole circuit except day 1)
This tour does not include
- Personal expenses
- Entrance fees
- The cost of additional drinks
- Breakfast (for the whole circuit except day 1)
- Dinners (only included in the day1)
Loire Valley tours from St-Pierre-Des-Corps station in Tours (save time and money with the TGV).
Tours being only 70 minutes away from Paris by TGV, here is our train timetable recommendation : to be advised shortly.